Clearwire Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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Clearwire President & CEO Erik Prusch
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Pros
  • good pay and benefits for employees (in 5 reviews)

  • growth, challenging opportunities, good benefits and fast paced technology buildout (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance was hard when we were all working towards a common goal (in 19 reviews)

  • Hours are expected to be 11am-9pm 6 days a week, no work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Amazing company!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cared for employees, very good pay, amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Bought out by Sprint, everyone got laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, thank you for everything.

  2. Fantastic culture and people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All the great people who were committed to joint success

    Cons

    The rocky financial health prior to being sold

  3. Amazing place to work prior to acquisition

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent & fun co-workers, collaborative work environment, and opportunities for special projects

    Cons

    Sprint chose to make the company weak

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  5. Great till Sprint bought it.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall Great Culture and Awesome People. The perks weren't bad, and there is a really attitude of "We are all in this together" that really makes you feel like part of a family.

    Cons

    No certainty about the future and once Sprint came in moral dropped and the layoffs began. Overall a hard environment to work in.

  6. Manager IT

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Clearwire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Acquired by Sprint, financially unstable

    Advice to Management

    Best leadership team ever, employee centric company.

  7. A wild but fun ride.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by very smart, motivated colleagues. Everyone very focused on company success. Very good employee training and recognition programs.

    Cons

    Uncertain future with Sprint acquisition. Expect a significant culture shift....

    Advice to Management

    Retain the Clearwire culture and key personnel as much as possible through the Sprint acquisition.

  8. FUN

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager - IT in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - IT in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and other teams were always fun and collaborative regardless of differing in opinions. Overall belief that our personal development was important and transparency was a requirement.

    Cons

    Lots of cooks in the kitchen often made it hard to get things done, but we always found a way to deliver.

  9. Most positive environment under difficult circumstances

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager - IT in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager - IT in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent IT leadership. Good morale and high motivation during difficult circumstances.

    Cons

    The company went through multiple rounds of layoffs. It was difficult to deliver projects that needed more resources in the midst of layoff activities.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the excellent leadership. Role model for how to lead under pressure.

  10. An amazing opportunity with tons of growth and great people. I am worried I will never find that again in my career.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Going outside your job description was expected.
    Autonomy to get stuff done.
    Everyone is a leader.
    People, people, people
    The company worked with a chip on its shoulder which kept everyone sharp

    Cons

    Sprint bought the company out it was disbanded

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with future companies

  11. Working at Clearwire was awesome, with the most amazing teams and leaders, and people in general.

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    Former Employee - Various Positions in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Various Positions in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Clearwire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clearwire was so unique an environment that scrappy, fun, engaging, dynamic, full of recognition, with an amazing group of talent, able to ride through storms and sunny days with the same tenacity and eagerness one would want with a tech start up. The possibilities for growth and support of all types of personalities was second to none.

    Cons

    Truly the only down side that I can say about working at Clearwire was that the time had to end and the people go their separate ways. I would have been happy to stay there for many years and will always look back at my years there fondly

    Advice to Management

    I hope the management team from Clearwire takes their awesome and supportive enthusiasm to their next companies, and continues to deliver amazing leadership

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